Future Students

U.S. Law Track

U.S. Law Track

Who Pursues this Degree?

The LL.M. in U.S. Water Resources Law is designed for students interested in those issues primarily affecting the United States.

Program Requirements

  • 24 units of study
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.33 on a 4.33 scale

Required Courses (14 units)

Administrative Law 3
Foundations of Water Law 2
Water Resources Law 3
Water & Environmental Law Practice A 3
Water & Environmental Law Practice B 3


Elective Courses 1 (10 units — Some electives may not be offered every year. Please check the current course schedule for an updated list.)

California Environmental Cases & Places 1
California Initiative Seminar 2
Climate Change Law & Policy 2
Environmental Law 3
Graduate-Level Directed Research 1 to 2
International Water Resources Law Seminar 3
Land Use Planning 2
LL.M Master's Thesis 3 to 6
Local Agency Practice 2
Mediation 2 to 3
Municipal Innovation Seminar 2
Natural Resources Law 3
Natural Resources, Water or Environmental Law Externships 3 to 4
Negotiations & Settlements 2 to 3
Representing Local Agencies 1

1 The director may approve other courses as electives on a case by case basis. The director may also waive some of the course requirements (and not units) if the students has taken a similar course prior to enrollment at McGeorge.


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